by*Credit:* Philip Christensen (Arizona State University) and the TES Team
*Description*:> Animation of the atmospheric data from the Thermal Emission Spectrograph projected onto a globe of Mars. *Composite:*: Bryan Preston (Max-Q Digital, STScI [ http://www.stsci.edu/ ]) Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Mars Object Description: Global Dust Storm on Mars Distance from the Sun: The semi-major axis of Mars' orbit about the sun is 1.52 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or 142 million miles (228 million km). Distance from the Earth: At... Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space... Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/31/video/d/
by*Photo Credit:* Steve Lee (University of Colorado), Jim Bell (Cornell University), Mike Wolff (Space Science Institute), and NASA [ http://www.nasa.gov/ ].
*Description*: Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the space-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. NASA is releasing these images to commemorate the second anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder landing. The lander and its rover, Sojourner, touched down on the Red Planet's rolling hills on July 4, 1997, embarking on an historic three-month mission to gather information on the planet's... Topics: Mars, What -- Earth, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter... Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/27/image/a/